UN report questions value of fintech sandboxes

Regulators are “unprepared” for the level of effort and resources needed to launch a sandbox


Regulatory sandboxes are neither necessary nor sufficient for promoting financial inclusion, according to a new report published by the United Nations.

Prepared by the UN secretary general’s special advocate for inclusive finance, the report says the results achieved by sandboxes can be achieved through innovation offices and other tools.

“Regulators prioritise resource-intensive sandbox programmes over more comprehensive innovation policies, market engagement strategies, or financial

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